Posted on May 15th, 2019
Dassault Aviation lifted the veil on the highly anticipated Falcon 5X, which establishes a new benchmark in the large-cabin, long-range business aviation market.
Presented at Dassault’s Bordeaux-Mérignac final assembly facility before an audience of 400 customers, operators, suppliers and certification authority representatives, the 5X will offer the largest cabin cross-section of any purpose-built business jet. And its 5,200 nm (9,630 km) range will permit it to connect the majority of the world’s most heavily traveled city pairs.
Yet the new twinjet will be more fuel efficient than any other business jet in its category and will feature an approach speed of 105 knots – down in the turboprop range – offering more airport options for business jet operators.
Announced at the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas in October 2013, the Falcon 5X will be equipped with a new ultra-efficient wing, an advanced digital flight control system derived from the Rafale fighter jet and a brand new Snecma Silvercrest engine offering 15% better fuel efficiency than any other power plant in its thrust class.
Honeywell Aerospace is supplying its advanced Primus Epic cockpit technologies to Dassault’s newly unveiled Falcon 5X. Primus Epic’s latest enhanced features have been customized for Dassault’s EASy III cockpit. The new plane combines safety, performance and new capabilities while achieving the lowest fuel consumption in its category.
“Dassault wanted to create one of the most advanced and comfortable business jets available without compromising fuel economy, and Honeywell was at the center of that with our advanced, digital cockpit technologies,” said Brian Sill, president, Business and General Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace. “We’ve been developing breakthrough technology with Dassault for more than a decade, and today’s unveiling of the Falcon 5X builds on that proud legacy.”
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Dassault Falcon’s new 5X has set a new standard in cabin size. FlyCorporate’s Liz Moscrop was lucky enough to witness its birth.
What do high wire trapeze artists, CEO selfies, champagne and foie gras have in common?
Normally not so much, but [on 2 June] they formed part of the glorious spectacle that was the unveiling of Dassault Falcon Jet’s new baby: the “very” wide bodied super, mid-size Falcon 5X at the airframer’s Bordeaux-Merignac plant.
The normally sedate factory played host to a huge stage, world-class performers and a party that only the French can throw. The debutante did not disappoint. After a spectacle featuring tumblers, acrobats, and cutting-edge graphics, the 5X took the stage, presenting itself to a delighted audience.
Interestingly, along with the throngs of customers, Falcon friends, and proud staff, there were brokers and sales agents aplenty in the crowd. More interestingly still, they came from all over the world, including Asia, the Middle East, and Europe – a strong indicator that the new jet is likely to be a winner in several continents.
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As Dassault rolled out its Falcon 5X business jet in Bordeaux, France, CAE is preparing its program as the exclusive Dassault-Approved Training Provider (DATP).
As DATP, CAE will provide advanced pilot, maintenance, and cabin crew training for the new Falcon 5X long-range business jet. CAE will work closely with Dassault to determine the best initial location for deployment of training services based on customer demand. Additional deployments are also planned to support the growth of the Falcon 5X aircraft fleet. As a factory-approved training provider for Dassault Falcon, CAE already delivers Falcon training around the world for the 7X, 2000, 2000 EX/EASy I & II, the 2000s, 2000LX, 2000LXS, 900, 900B, 900 EX, 900 EX/EASy I & II, 50, 50EX, and 10.
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